A Senior Accountant in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average salary of C$56,209 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Financial Reporting, Budget Management, Financial Analysis, and Month-End Close.

C$49,005 - C$74,580
C$49K
C$61K
C$75K
MEDIAN: C$61,126
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Salary C$49,005 - C$74,580
Bonus C$503 - C$7,269
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C$49,707 - C$78,248
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

Job Description for Senior Accountant

Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage teams of accountants when working for larger companies.

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Senior Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Investigate budget and variance issues.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$54,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$62,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$69,000 based on 8 salaries. A Senior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 18 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Accountant

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Late-Career
▲8%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
C$62,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲12%

Budget Management
▲9%

Financial Analysis
▲6%

Month-End Close
▲2%

National Average
C$62,000

Auditing
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%